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Correlational findings

Study Campbell et al. (1976): study US 1971

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1971
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2164
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured, at home

Correlate

Authors's label
Ways of characterizing life in general
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of General Affect: 10 opposite adjectives placed at the extremes of a 7-point scale with respondents being asked to check a point on the scale that best represents their description of their present life.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a = +.22 Enjoyable vs miserable
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a = +.21 Full vs empty
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a = +.19 Rewarding vs disappointing
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a = +.19 Brings out the best of me vs doesnot give me much chance
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a = +.18 Interesting vs boring
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a = +.15 Hopeful vs discouraging
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a = +.15 Friendly vs lonely
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a = +.12 Worthwhile vs useless
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a = +.08 Free vs tied-down
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a = +.07 Easy vs hard
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a r = +.57